Stories tagged: traffic
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017, 10:27 A.M.
Malfunctioning gate at Fairchild Air Force Base leads to traffic back up on U.S. Highway 2; backups may persist, WSP says
U.S. Highway 2 was backed up for about an hour near Fairchild Air Force Base due to a malfunctioning gate at the base’s main entrance.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017, 9:14 A.M.
In first year of operation, Spokane’s school zone cameras net $1.2 million from speeders
Between the city’s 15 red-light cameras and two school-zone cameras, $2.8 million was collected in fines last year. That money will go to construction projects designed to slow traffic and …
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, 7:14 P.M.
I-90 east closed at Snoqualmie Pass due to spin-outs
Washington state transportation officials have closed the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017, 6 A.M.
City settles with family of woman run over by wastewater truck for $250,000
Stephanie R. Meier was struck and killed on a snowy morning in March 2015 by a city wastewater truck. She was remembered by workers at local homeless shelters as a …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 8:26 P.M.
Utah man identified as driver who died in Spokane Valley crash
Scott J. Greenstreet, of Sandy, Utah, was idenitifed as the pickup truck driver who struck a bridge abutment on Interstate 90 and died Friday night.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 10:36 P.M.
Bigger crews, new equipment and materials called in to combat Spokane’s potholes
Mayor David Condon said residents deserved a more concentrated approach to repairing the city’s pothole problem, during a news conference Friday. Workers from the sewer and water departments will be …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 10:46 P.M.
Spokane County declares emergency as flooded creeks wash out roads
Spokane County has declared a state of emergency in response to several road washouts.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 6:05 P.M.
Mudslide on Interstate 90 near Issaquah blocks all westbound lanes for several hours
All lanes of westbound Interstate 90 were blocked for several hours Thursday morning after a mudslide trapped 13 cars on the freeway.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 4:50 P.M.
2016 traffic deaths jump to highest level in nearly a decade
A jump in traffic fatalities last year pushed deaths on U.S. roads to their highest level in nearly a decade, erasing improvements made during the Great Recession and economic recovery, …
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 6:23 A.M.
Spokane ponders ending agreement with pay-by-phone parking service over unpaid fees
LocoMobi, operator of the QuickPay meter payment application, owes the city roughly $80,000 in unpaid revenue, city officials said. Ending the agreement could mean an interruption of the service that …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 11:29 P.M.
Snow to change to rain overnight in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene
The snow that arrived Wednesday is going to change over to rain in many lower elevations of the Spokane region overnight
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. About that freeway? Feb. 7, 1985
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 12:32 P.M.
Traffic deaths surged in first 9 months of 2016
Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that began in late 2014, according to National Highway Traffic Safety …
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 5:15 P.M.
Garco Construction in line to build University District pedestrian bridge for $9.5 million
Garco Construction, which has already completed several multimillion-dollar public works projects throughout Spokane, entered the low bid to build a pedestrian bridge in the University District. Some have criticized the …
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 8:11 P.M.
Eastbound Interstate 90 reopens over Snoqualmie Pass
Transportation officials say Interstate 90 eastbound has been closed over Snoqualmie Pass after multiple vehicle collisions and spinouts in snow and ice.
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 1:15 P.M.
Weather service issues winter storm warning for Inland Northwest on Monday night
Heavy snow is expected to fall around the region, beginning after 6 p.m. Monday. Driving conditions will be poorest between midnight and 4 a.m., forecasters say, with snow moving out …
SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, 11:49 A.M.
Plows begin full-city routes in Spokane ahead of more expected snowfall Monday
Snowplows will be rolled throughout the city of Spokane on Christmas, with an additional 4 to 6 inches of accumulation expected overnight Monday and into Tuesday. Residents are asked to …
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 11:17 P.M.
Slick and stranded: Oregon drivers fetch cars stuck in snow
Erick Daza braved a snow-covered suburban street Thursday to pick up his girlfriend’s car, one of many that got stuck in a winter storm that brought Oregon’s largest city to …
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 9:57 P.M.
City Council authorizes use of school zone camera money for cops, traffic calming
About half of the money expected to be collected from school zone speeders will continue to pay for neighborhood cops in 2018, following a 6 to 1 vote of the …
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 9:55 A.M.
Light snow predicted Wednesday, but first, freezing fog
Another snowfall is possible on Wednesday, but freezing fog may be biggest threat on Monday night through Tuesday morning
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 3:51 P.M.
WSP: 3 injured in crash caused by driver of STA vehicle in north Spokane
The Washington State Patrol reported an STA bus pulled out in front of traffic on Division Street just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, injuring the STA driver, a passenger and antoher …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016, 8:40 P.M.
Anti-Trump protesters rally in Portland, snarl traffic
Thousands of mostly young protesters rallied against President-elect Donald Trump in Portland, Oregon, disrupting traffic.
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 3:28 P.M.
New signs at dangerous intersections warn motorists of cross traffic on Highways 2 and 395
Three new warning signs with yellow flashing lights are now operating on north Spokane County highways to improve safety
SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 2016, 11:33 P.M.
Naches man killed in three-car collision on U.S. 12
A Naches man died in a three-car collision about 2 miles west of town late Friday afternoon, the Washington State Patrol reported.
SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2016
Spokane City Council to consider tougher enforcement of parking meter time limits
A proposal the City Council will consider Monday night will not change any meter parking policies, but it will authorize enforcement officers to use license plate readers to identify parkers …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 3:23 P.M.
Neighbors near McDonald, Eighth see uptick in crashes
Neighbors near McDonald Road and Eighth Avenue have been complaining so frequently about speeders on Eighth Avenue and crashes in the intersection, that the Public Works Department examined what’s going …
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 3:28 P.M.
Spokane City Hall wants to use school-zone camera windfall to hire more police
Both Spokane Mayor David Condon and the Spokane City Council want four new neighborhood resource officers in next year’s budget to battle property crime. They say the only way to …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 2:30 P.M.
New Seattle freight lab tackles urban delivery congestion
The rise in e-commerce and on-demand delivery has put increasing pressure on fast-growing cities like Seattle to rethink how they manage traffic congestion.
TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016, 6 A.M.
Spokane goes round and round on roundabouts
Traffic roundabouts may draw the ire of drivers, but reduce accidents and allow more cars to pass through busy intersections.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016, 11:30 A.M.
Appeals court: Spokane can’t exempt veterans or poor seniors from street tax
The City of Spokane’s attempt not to raise taxes on roughly 4,700 property owners who are elderly and disabled military veterans was shot down by a divided Court of Appeals …